30 Things You Didn’t Know About The British Royal Family
30. Queen Elizabeth II Married Her Cousin
Yes, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip are cousins, in a way. They share the same great-great-grandparents, making them third cousins. Surprisingly, the previously mentioned great-great-grandparents, Prince Albert and Queen Victoria, were first cousins.
Philip and Elizabeth married on 20 November 1947, and in 2017 they celebrated their platinum wedding. Now, they are together for more than 70 years.